You know that moment. The moment in a movie that you geek out over as soon as you walk out of the theater. The one that gives you goosebumps, or makes you whisper “Holy crap” as it’s happening. Those are the “wow” moments, and we’ve collected the best ones from 2015.
First, the good news: 2015 was a fantastic year at the movies. There were great original stories, sequels done right, adaptations that match their source material and more. But for every great movie, there’s a ton of bad ones too. Here’s our picks for the best and worst science fiction and fantasy films of 2015.
It’s a rare thing when the makers of a movie have a sense of humor about its failure. But that’s what’s happened with Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland. A new trailer promoting the Blu-ray release jokes about how Tomorrowland’s optimistic viewpoint didn’t play with destruction-craving audiences.
Summer movie season is based on the premise that filmmakers know what the public wants. Big production budgets feed into big marketing campaigns feed into blockbuster success—unless they don’t, through some failure of hit-movie theory or practice. The 2015 season produced some notable surprises (Mad Max) along with…
Jurassic World is now on track to beat the box office records of both Avengers films, and it has a shot at beating Avatar. This is terrible, awful news for anybody who loves movies. Not because Jurassic World is a horrible movie—it’s actually pretty fun. But because this means a lot more pandering sequels.
There’s a meme going around that Tomorrowland underperformed at the box office because people weren’t ready for its message of optimism. There’s just one problem — Tomorrowland isn’t an optimistic film at all.
Disney has officially powered down Tron 3. Last night, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the company has decided to halt preparations for the third film in the cyberpunk franchise. The move comes just a week after Tomorrowland pulled in a disappointing Memorial Day weekend box office.
I saw two movies this past weekend. One was about a terrifying futuristic dystopia filled with endless betrayal and a complete lack of hope. The other one was Mad Max: Fury Road.
Lots of movies have a wonderful first half, followed by a blah second half. Setup is often easier than follow-through. But Tomorrowland, out today, might become the clearest example of this syndrome. And the reason Tomorrowland falls apart halfway through is because it sinks into Baby Boomer angst. Spoilers ahead...
Get a new look at the Suicide Squad in videos from the set. An old Heroes alumni is coming back for Heroes Reborn. Peter Harness talks Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Plus, brief snippets of new footage from Terminator Genisys, casting for The Crow, and more. Spoilers Now!
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Marvel narrows down its new Spider-Man cast list, and the next Planet of the Apes has a title. Get another great look at Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool outfit. There’s still a chance the next season of Person of Interest may not be its last. Plus, Arrow teases a new villain, and clips from Tomorrowland. To me, my Spoilers!
Rosario Dawson will be the glue that holds all of Marvel’s Netflix series together. Kathleen Kennedy teases The Force Awakens’ approach to honoring Star Wars past. Plus, teases for the finales of Agents of SHIELD and The Originals. Spoilers!
Get a colorful look at Ben Affleck in Batman v. Superman’s Batsuit, and a clearer picture of X-Men Apocalypse’s Jean Grey and Jubilee. Michel Fassbender has an update on the Assassin’s Creed movie. Plus casting news for Fear the Walking Dead, and what’s to come on Agents of SHIELD. Spoilers Assemble!
The current X-Men movie universe could be coming to an end. Could Batman be appearing in Suicide Squad? Gaze upon the Vision in new Age of Ultron stills. X-Files creator teases Mulder and Scully’s relationship in the series’ return. Plus what’s to come on The Messengers and Once Upon A Time. To me, my Spoilers!
Oscar Isaac talks about working with the cast of the original trilogy for The Force Awakens. Learn how Agents of SHIELD will connect with Age of Ultron. Steven Moffat teases the Doctor and Missy’s relationship in the next season of Doctor Who. Plus, what’s to come on Hannibal, Gotham and The Flash. Spoilers Get!
The biggest movie explosion of the year is almost upon us. This year’s summer movies include superheroes, post-apocalyptic warriors, dinosaur bikers, and some strange and wonderful fantasies. Here are 28 movies to watch out for this summer.
Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof’s befuddling science fiction movie Tomorrowland has baffled us for years. But now we think we know the premise of this secret scientist illuminati society set not in the future, but in a future world. Spoiler talk ahead.
This third Tomorrowland trailer not only includes a ton of new footage, but a decent portion of an entire scene — one where androids invade George Clooney’s house, only to discover his rather impressive home security system. But it’s only made us more intrigued in Brad Bird’s new film.